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I'm kind of done with it. Other than the use of submitting future episodes of DoD (Don't expect them soon, it is third on my list of projects), and maybe some of my songs for my band, (once recorded), it has become an obsolete hang out.
If you're interested in my 2 Main Projects: My comic/graphic novel series: Retrograde, my band: Defiled Conscience, or simply to contact me, I'm on deviantart.
I see people are way to much "tl;dr" idiots here.
That's all, see ya 'round.
Editing album 2's cover arts (front and back), making them blend more with the rest of the album's artwork. Check out my DC folder in my gallery (mostly on my deviantart page) for the bulk of my art, and the rest of Defiled Conscience's band artwork. I've made a decent amount of edits in color and style for the albums over the last few months. Learnt a few new tricks in my college courses.
I MIGHT also be posting up in the future an edited version of album 6's cover art, with a more dynamic pose of Apothikia Gnosis, my mascot for the band. I'm not quite fond of of the pose I drew, despite the color job I did with the painting on it. I'll also be posting up some other DC Posters sometime in the near future too.
I'm going to post up some more Retrograde Art soon too. I finished Shade's ref sheet first so expect that on here real soon.
It's been a long two years... but I finally finished all 7 albums. Lyrics all written, artwork all completed. Now all that's left is the recording process. It may still take some more time, but my health is massively improving. My breathing issues aren't to bad, and seem to be mostly allergies, so it's a slow process but it WILL be RECTIFIED.
And now, I will finally be working on my Retrograde comic book character's designs. And I am currently studying Graphic Design as well.
I look forward to all of your feedback and comments on my future work. I appreciate all the votes, but remember, I may not reply to everyone, as it's impossible, however I always read all the comments and reviews.
Things are looking up.
P.S. Here's a look at Shade so far:
Seriously, it's just pathetic. I don't watch a lot of TV except for mostly some prime time shows. Consisting of intelligent dramas(i.e. in the genres of sci-fi, fantasy, action, mental illnesses etc, creative thought.) As well as a couple of WITTY comedies. Today it seems that more and more drama's, and even witty comedies are being cancelled. All people want is repetitive story lines and a lot of stupid reality shows... If it has no script, it's just shit... And the comedies are all just mindless, and vulgar. (i.e. Modern Family)
I'm doing more original art now, and I see most people online are the same way. Only add in liking, "only" fan-art works.
Well news flash people, all fan-art works started out as ORIGINAL art. If no one gives anything new a chance how can anything become established? Anything that requires to much thought, or God forbid... Reading, no one wants to be bothered with.
And I see this trend not just with my own work, but even many other artists, both ones I like, and even close friends on here.
Seriously people, pick a book, read something, watch something that actually makes you think, or listen to a song that isn't point blank obvious.
YEAH, IT'S LONG, JUST READ IT AND CUT OUT THE TL;DR BULL-SHIT. Thank you.
Hey all, been a while since I made an update. Just wanted to apologize, I've been going through some new health issues, that I won't be getting into, as well as studying graphic design.
So in order, I have 7 albums Lyrically written, and have currently finished 5 of their artworks, (cover pages, back covers, lyric pages etc).
After that I will be focusing on my vocals and health, as well as working on the character designs for Retrograde, my graphic novel/comic book series, finally(and by that I mean getting them out of my head and on paper).
Understand something, it's going to be a TOTALLY original series, meaning that it's all my ideas with no connection DoD in story. However, as stated before it will have some character designs similar to DoD, but they will be tailored for the new series as I'd hate to not use them in an original manner.
Similar to what Kirbopher has done with TOME, only not animated, more like a batman comic if you will. But not exactly the same of course.
My apologies for being repetitive for those who understand what I'm doing/saying as some people seem to be totally lost on this concept... -___-
Now as far as DoD is concerned, I just need two more sprite sheets to be finished, which are being worked on by some close friends, and I will sometime soon be submitting the revamped swf. document that contains the new pre-loader screen, title screen, (and I've even changed the dimensions of the screen now for the rest of the series), on deviant-art.
Just to clarify something too, since I do get more comments and faves related to my sonic shit than my original work. (though I expect Retrograde will get some good attention as well, hopefully because I'm starting to getting kind of ticked off about that...) most of my original work seems to be payed less attention since I brought DoD back. My advice, please don't do that. DoD is the last thing on my mind, both in importance/significance, and project wise. I like sonic/mario stuff, but I'm not a fanboy, so please don't be one, or you're going to be quite disappointed.
If you're mostly watching me for this reason, then remove me as a fave.
Also, I may have spoken to many audio composers/musicians over the last couple of years about being part of Defiled Conscience, (my band project). I haven't forgotten about you guys, it's just taking time with my health issues before I'll be ready to actually start the recording process. The bottom line would be to record and sell/distribute the albums online.
Though selling, and making a profit, could only work if I find someone who can technically be the producer and the composer. And my half of the spectrum would be the albums art all done, the lyrics, and vocals. And we split marketing/advertising work. Though if I end up needing more than JUST 1 person, there would be no money involved, which I don't really care about to begin with. The main purpose is to find a person or people who love metal, want to be a part of the project for all 7 albums, and believe in the messages that metal sends.
ALSO, I've had to say this with DoD in the past, and now I'll have to say it about my original drawn work as well. I have almost 500 followers on here, Newgrounds alone, not counting my other art pages... Are all of your hands broken, or do you just not know how to type? If you like me and or my work, vote on my drawings in the art portal. My submissions are right at the top of my page here. Please support it. If you don't care, and are mostly interested in "fan-art" related works, then please... take me off your faves list.
Okay, that's all.
Hello everyone. Yes you read correctly. I'm picking up where I left off. Now DoD is NOT my main focus anymore, and never will be again, but I'd like to finish the series.
DON'T FORGET TO LOOK AT MY ARTWORK, BOTH ON HERE AND AT MY DEVIANT-ART PAGE, "DEVIOUS SHADE" LINK BELOW. AND IF YOU LIKE WHAT YOU SEE ON HERE PLEASE VOTE AND LEAVE A REVIEW ON ONE OF MY DRAWINGS THE SAME WAY YOU WOULD ON ONE OF MY MOVIES. DON'T BE A SONIC FAN-BOY/FAN-GIRL WHO ONLY LOOKS AT SONIC RELATED WORKS THAT PEOPLE DRAW. AND AS STATED ABOVE, MY ORIGINAL ARTWORK, SUCH AS MY ORIGINAL COMIC BOOK/GRAPHIC NOVEL SERIES: RETROGRADE IS MY PRIMARY FOCUS AS WELL AS MY HEAVY METAL BAND'S ALBUM ARTWORK, (WHICH IS ALMOST COMPLETE FOR 7 ALBUMS OF WORK AS WELL AS ALL LYRICALLY WRITTEN) AND OF COURSE PRACTICING MY VOCALS FOR THE RECORDING (IN TIME, STILL SORTING OUT SOME ISSUES ON THAT, MOSTLY RELATED TO MY HEALTH).
Those of you who read the episode synopses for how the series plays out know the basic plot of how the story unfolds. But, I did make some tweaks to the episodes, as well I didn't put everything in so not to worry, there are still plenty of surprises, as well as of course now you get to actually see it all. I've really come into my own as an artist now, and sprites/sprite animations are relatively easy for me so things should progress with quite some style and even some improvements. Even though if you liked eps. 5 p2's style, that will be the basic standard for the series in terms of quality and style. Now I want to remind people of somethings about similarities to other sprite series on here, that were all coincidental between us, and were cleared up a little over two years ago now.
Basilisx, SMBZ - Turns people to stone without any limits. Like Dabura from DBZ, as Alvin once said.
Shadow can do this in my series, but he can't do it at will. He needs to have enough, anger, hate, and dark essence within him to turn people to stone. I haven't displayed how he does it yet, but that's coming soon, and if you read my basic synopses for the series on DA, you know how at least by reading and picturing it.
Heaven and hell concepts with sonic characters, Sonic GX - I did heavy research for DoD, and had the idea long before he did and our concepts of it were portrayed very differently.
So bottom line, this is just a refresher and reminder. No one copied anyone, just enjoy the damn series without any bitching.
And as far as the stone idea goes, since it's a heavy concept in my story. Check the dates that my movies were submitted. My eps. 3, where eggman was turned to stone, and my Intro Revamp where the koopa bros were turned to stone all by shadow. Came out way before SMBZ 8.
Also, re-read my little disclaimer message at the beginning of eps. 5p2 for an added refresher.
So that's it there.
With that said nearly all the sprites for the series are finished. I got people helping me. And don't fret about me not animating for a while, because just because I posted nothing in two years animation wise, doesn't mean I don't practice, or remember. ;)
P.S. Don't badger me when the next eps. comes out. It doesn't make me work faster, I'm doing this for fun, and if one thing has been shown in the last couple of years, is that bitchy fans have made people lose motivation, and quit.
I don't know how many of you know of him, or know this, but Randy and I use to talk often enough, on and off through NG PM's... hell the bowser castle sprites he made from scratch in ROTMK series of his, were in DoD. He gave me permission to use them back when I was just a n00b. I know I will, and many others in the NG community, will miss him greatly...
God Bless you Randy...
Okay, seeing as how a lot of you don't really comment on my artwork on here, I wonder just how aware of it you are. I post things up on here too, like finished pictures, painted, etc. So check my out art on here and here's a link to something more recent, and be sure to read my comments on it and junk like that please. I hate having to repeat myself. Also, just to clear something up since some people make this mistake still.
Retrograde, is a graphic novel (comic book) series of my OWN creation, an ORIGINAL idea, with NO CONNECTION, to SONIC or ANY OTHER VG CHARACTER/COPYWRITTEN CHARACTER. Just clearing that up, and I'll be making that post on DA now as well since many people still did not get that, and that means that any character from DoD will not have ANY CONNECTION to their former DoD self. Like Azazel or Supplicium for example, were original characters of my own, that I decided to make and use in a sonic series. So now that it's done, they will be tailored ever so slightly so they are 100% original, meaning mine only, without reliance on any canon copywritten story or character. In other words, why let good characters go to waste when I can just tweak them a bit in design? Okay guys? Good, glad that's cleared up, now here we go:
My latest artwork, and I hope to only have to put this up once to get some attention from my fans on here drawn to my art gallery:
Redonic - 14 vote(s)
Zails - 24 vote(s)
or Krunckles - 4 vote(s)
After adding up the total votes from NG, and DA for the clone vote. It would appear that Zails has won.
So here is what I'm going to do. Zails will be the character in Retrograde, his "paint job" shall be Redonic's since he is 2nd place, and Krunckles clearly is the lowest so he'll be Zails's ability with the spell casting book, manipulating water/ice, of any kind, internal or external. And one other thing too, seeing as how some people suggested this to me, and I was thinking it to begin with, I'll be making Zails a female. So like a vixen witch. Okay, then I guess that's pretty much it, so thanks for all your help guys, stay connected for more updates on my work.
I've found a way to incorporate any elements/characters into Retrograde from DoD, but there is one question left to beg. The clones.
I could include just 1 more character, into Retrograde and that would make 33 characters, but I need to know first, would any of you like to see a reincarnation of one of the clones from DoD in Retrograde, and if so, which one? Bare in mind whatever one you choose will have the same personality, with some "elements" or characteristics of the other two intertwined for the complete package. If you'd like to see this, vote, post, and leave your thoughts.
(Please note that this was also posted on DA, and once I reach a point where there is no one left to vote on this matter, I'll add up the total from all my sites and see who is the victor.)
Redonic - 3 vote(s)
Zails - 5 vote(s)
or Krunckles - vote(s)